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Tips for Reading Nutrition Labels

Use this helpful guide for tips on reading nutrition labels. You can also click the nutrients on the label to get detailed descriptions.

Servings:
There are 2 servings in this item's container, which means that the nutrition facts are for only half of the package's contents.  If the entire package were to be consumed, you would need to double the nutrient figures to know what you consumed.

Calories:
The nutrition label states that there are 250 calories in one serving (1 cup).  The label also displays the number of calories that come from fat (110 calories), which accounts for nearly half of this item's calories.

Diet information:
This section lists the recommended intake for total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, and fiber for a person on a 2000-calorie diet.  The recommended intake for people on 2500-calorie diets is listed at the bottom.

Nutrients:
The nutrition label displays the weight of each nutrient in this section.  We strongly recommend limiting your consumption of saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium, and sugar.  At the same time, you should try to meet your daily requirements for good fats, carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and vitamins & minerals. 

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